• Japanese and Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2193

    Japanese and Korean Art

    17 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1004

    A LACQUER PICNIC SET (Sage-Jubako)

    EDO PERIOD (EARLY 18TH CENTURY), FLASKS STAMPED YUYA HISAEMON

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A LACQUER PICNIC SET (Sage-Jubako)
    Edo period (early 18th century), Flasks stamped Yuya Hisaemon
    With four stacked food containers with lid, an upper rectangular drawer container, a square removable tray, and lower rectangular container cut with two circles to support the bases of two pewter sake flasks within the rectangular carrying case mounted with a metal u-shaped hinged handle; lacquered in gold and black in hiramaki-e, low-relief takamaki-e, togidashi, nashiji, roiro and details of hirame and kirigane with scenes on the case from the folk tale Taishokan, the top of the case showing the founder of the Fujiwara clan in a boat raising by rope a diver woman who has descended to retrieve a gem, here a raised inlaid-copper disc, from the sea palace of the Dragon King, represented by two dragons along the sides of the case; the food containers decorated with flower or bird-and-flower medallions reserved on a striped ground of floral and geometric bands, the interiors and bases nashiji, the square tray lacquered with the Three Laughers of Tiger Valley beside a bridge crossing a rushing stream
    11 7/8 x 12¼in. (30.2 x 31.1cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund


    Exhibited

    Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida, "Antwerp's Golden Age," 3.25-5.5.1974 (exhibition card/typed label in box)